Thursday Morning LitLinks

Robert Louis Stevenson


Lost Robert Louis Stevenson essay is un-lost and published. (The Huffington Post)

Well, that was fast. Random House has a book on the new Pope lined up for April. (Publishers Weekly)

How author, Tracy Chevalier, was affected by communal silence and how it was worked into her latest book. (The Guardian)

Some rare books secreted away from the Nazi burnings make their way back home. (The Telegraph)

A handy guide to knowing if anyone in your bookclub is a murderer. (The Morning News)

If we judge a book by its cover, then Stephen King might have a bone to pick with these guys. (Publishers Weekly)

The decades-long fascination with Marilyn Monroe extends to her bookshelves. (GalleyCat)

The American Academy of Arts and Letters posts its 2013 Literature Award winners. (

Warner Bros. is feeling the crunch in its defense of the dispute with J.R.R. Tolkein’s estate. (Deadline Hollywood)

World Book Night UK will kick off in Liverpool this year. (The Bookseller)

“On this day in 1939, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath was published. A series of shorter novels published in the mid-30s — Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony — had brought Steinbeck increasing success and fame, but he longed to do a longer novel reflecting ‘a very grave attempt to do a first-rate piece of work.’ With a lifelong empathy for the working poor, and months spent researching the ‘fruit tramps’ and ‘Okies’ who lived in the West Coast migrant camps, Steinbeck’s subject and theme were never in question; less clear were the book’s style and tone….” (Today In Literature)

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